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Backpacking J Tree with Mom

We had another great trip back to Joshua Tree for some backpacking with my mom. She had seen the trip I had done recently with the Mikes and wanted do go do some desert hiking and camping, so we were back at it on the California Riding and Hiking Trail for a twenty miler.
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Backpacking Joshua Tree 2

Waking up was difficult, after a decent night of sleep and temperatures in the forties I was warm in my bag and had only minimal tossing and turning. I had only needed to leave the comfort of my bag once in the night to pee.

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Backpacking Joshua Tree

Last week was another great adventure, the week prior we were getting our snow camp on In Eager AZ and then in a span of a week we were back in the desert backpacking Joshua Tree

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Mt Charleston Day 2

We did not wake up for an alpine start… the sleeping bags were too warm and after a night of tossing and turning it was nice to sleep in a little bit. After driving out Thursday (read about that here) and a full day hiking up to camp (read about that here) we took out time getting up, that was a good thing. After a hearty breakfast of power bar and coffee we packed up and headed towards the summit.

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